Practical Advice on How to Run Human Behavioral Studies


The lack of materials on the details of running human experiments can lead to a gap between theory and practice, which is particularly acute in cognitive science done outside of psychology depart¬ments. Conse¬quently, labs frequently must not only impart these practical skills to students infor¬mally but also must address misun¬derstandings arising from this divorce of theory and practice in their formal education. Researchers in psychology often end up appalled by the lack of this common but undocu¬mented sense when behavioral research is reported by researchers outside of psychology. This tutorial provides practical advice on how to run studies for beginning students and researchers coming starting to run studies.

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